Jesse Schell recently requested brief videos from anyone who likes his book The Art of Game Design.  As is obvious from other content on my site, I’m a big fan of the book, so I took the time to begin learning a new skill and recorded a two minute video.  It summarizes two key features of the book that have helped me overcome periods of demotivation:  guidance on where a designer’s focus should be (helping me to get past a misplaced focus), and fresh perspectives to take advantage of the mental space freed up by stepping away from a ill-chosen focus.  Without completely repeating the short video in text, here it is (or view it on YouTube): (more…)